The Tuscany Region of Italy is one of my favorites. It is filled with history, culture and food traditions that have been handed down over many generations. Join me as we explore the villages, the markets, the regional specialties, the wines and the food in this delightful area of Italy. We will get to know the people, the history and the culture of the region along the way.

Sample Agenda

On arrival day, we will meet you in the afternoon at the airport or train station in Florence, Italy. From there, we will drive you to a beautiful villa in the Tuscan countryside where we will stay for the week. That evening, we will enjoy a multiple-course meal together as you relax and settle in.

On day two, we will start the day with an Italian-style ...MORE


Crostini with chicken livers

Sage and ricotta-stuffed tortellinis with parmesan and butter

Main Course
Wild boar stew with roasted red peppers, zucchini and eggplant


Menus for prepared meals can be adjusted to accomodate food allergies with advanced notice.

Getaways in Tuscany are intimate and limited to small groups. The focus is on local, seasonal ingredients and recipes. The recipes are designed to prepare at home. Instruction is in English. Food allergies can be accommodated for with advance notice. Local transportation within Tuscany, all meals and lodging (in a villa) are included.

The cost for the culinary week is $6000 per person (based on double occupancy). There is a $500 supplement for single lodging. Travel to/from Florence, is not included.